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Posted by on April 4, 2010 in Misc

 

Now it’s Christmas, Again…

Celebrations are held here and there.

It’s time we get together with our loved ones to share happy moments together.

With the advent of the season, we look forward to receiving gifts, the way we did back in childhood.

But what really is its essence? It’s a time for giving without expecting anything in return. I don’t mean the material, tangible gifts. Not all of us can afford that. Even the DepEd cautions us from holding “lavish and compulsory  celebrations.” What I have in mind is to give a minute of our precious time to be with our classmates and teachers; join in the celebration and have fun as we say goodbye to our outgoing school-head. The preparations we have today spell our love for excellence, no matter how humble the expectations might be.

In our own way, we will make our Christmas 2011, unforgettable. The success that you’re going to celebrate is what matters.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone. I wish the season will bring us all the good things we hope for.  See you next year 🙂 .

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Insights

 

Teacher, My Teacher

Okay let’s have this game in celebration of the World Teacher’s Day this October.  Promise, you’ll have your prizes when I get back to teaching this teacher’s month.  This is just quite easy, interact with me in this post and that’s all; then share with the whole world your thoughts: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Insights

 

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Wedding Dance

By Amador Daguio

Awiyao reached for the upper horizontal log which served as the edge of the headhigh threshold.  Clinging to the log, he lifted himself with one bound that carried him across to the narrow door. He slid back the cover, stepped inside, then pushed the cover back in place. After some moments during which he seemed to wait, he talked to the listening darkness.

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How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife

By Manuel E. Arguilla

She stepped down from the carretela of Ca Celin with a quick, delicate grace. She was lovely.  She was tall. She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth.

“You are Baldo,” she said and placed her hand lightly on my shoulder. Her nails were long, but they were not painted. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom. And a small dimple appeared momently high on her right cheek.  “And this is Labang of whom I have heard so much.” She held the wrist of one hand with the other and looked at Labang, and Labang never stopped chewing his cud. He swallowed and brought up to his mouth more cud and the sound of his insides was like a drum. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Stress-free Exam Preparations

I’ve been away from the real classroom longer than I think. I don’t have any feeling of regret although it sometimes comes into my mind how my students out there are doing right now.  I cannot define whether I miss them or not.  Right now I think I’m callous but when my open my blog site, I’m reminded that I promised my 4th year class that I will teach them blogging this year.  In fact, I prepared them for a weekly writing session last year so that when they’re into blogging, it would be easier for them to start.  Since i’m not with you guys, let me just share you some useful tips which I think will help you pass your exams.  We’ll, this isn’t yet so late I bet because I heard you had your first grading exams just last month.

What am I talking about is these tips which I find helpful that’s why I’d like to share this with you.

First, have a GO-TIDY goal.

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Insights

 

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Brigada Eskwela for School Year 2011-2012

Brigada Eskwela (National Schools MaintenanceWeek) is an annual program of Department of Education since 2003.  It aims to enhance the value of cooperation and volunteerism from any part of the society for the schools through cleaning and repairing the school.  It also develops the awareness and involvement of the community for the benefit of education.  The program is very successful yearly because parents and stakeholders flock to support it.  In a sense the effort also becomes a symbolic gestures of how the private sector strongly support public education. 

This school year, Brigada Eskwela happens on May 23 – 28, 2011.  The ZSNHS – San Pedro Annex expects full participation from the parents and the private individuals who have been supportive of  it from the beginning of it’s implementation.

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Misc

 

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The Diary of Latoya Hunter

     Reading literature calls for more than explaining what all the words means and getting facts or details straight.  The material we use in class does not tell us what kind of girl she is but somehow it can be inferred that she is a courageous young girl about your age. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Of Christmases and Gifts

Tradition teaches that  Christmas is celebrated to pay tribute to  the magi… the accolade of that time when the three wise men followed the stars to give honor to the birth of the child Jesus.

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Posted by on December 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Coping with School Challenges

 

School year 2010-2011 is now officially open.  It’s time to say goodbye to vacations, loiters and relaxations. Welcome back to school, students!!!

While some could hardly accept the truth that it’s school time, others are groping for ways to hone their study skills.  To help you with that, here are few useful tips you can count on:

1.   UNPLUG. 

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You have had much tv-watching and internet-surfing during the summer break.  This time minimize these all-time favorites.  It won’t help you have your assignments done.

2.  MAKE A DEAL with yourself. 

 

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If you have time for leisure, make sure you have time browsing your notes.  If you have watched tv or gone online for an hour, see to it that you have more than one hour studying your lesson.  Always go for the best deal and that is expanding your knowledge.

3.  DON’T CRAM. 

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This wouldn’t do you any good.  Preparing within a short period does not help you retain your learning, in fact, you’re in great danger of failing your exams.

4.  REDUCE DISTRACTIONS. 

Find a place in your home where you can’t be bothered by your siblings.  Go for that nook away from your television sets and other distracters.

5.  READ a lot.  We’ve always been told that there is no substitute to reading.

 

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

I was scheduled to see my doctor at 9 a.m today. I was already there at about 8 a.m. There were no patients yet, only a few hospital staff making ready for the day. An hour’s wait I told myself. Later, a young girl wearing sunglasses sat beside me. I was wondering whether she had sore eyes or what. We’ll, I just sat there and waited like it was eternity. I never even started a conversation. I didn’t feel like talking but I could notice how she’d like to start one. I wasn’t in the mood; I just wanted to finish this appointment and then went home and had my fill for breakfast.

Yet she was some kind of excited to tell her tales. At first, she asked me whether I was pregnant. Kind of rolling my eyes for her nerve to ask the question to a stranger, I straightly said no. I was about to say, “can you be sensitive enough, please shut up, I don’t wanna talk.” But, I was tongue-tied when she said she needed her CT scan result for her disability claim from her social security. Guilty for my apathy, I began to show interest.

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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Insights